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A knife-wielding thief made off with an estimated $10,000 in cash from one of the Salvation Army’s community centers in Washington, D.C., the proceeds of a weekend’s holiday Red Kettle Campaign.
Whether it’s the bad rap that capitalism got during the Great Recession or shareholder activism that has turned heads, no longer is it just the realm of do-gooder charities and nonprofits to save the world. For-profit businesses are getting into the act, whether it’s calling it a social enterprise, impact investing, or taking advantage of newly created legal structures such as Public Benefit Corporations (PBC or B-Corporations) or Low-profit Limited Liability Corporations (L3C).
Some might lament that there aren’t enough hours in a day. The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is looking for another week in the month. To make up the potential gap that cuts to the nation’s food stamp program might create, the Dallas, Texas-based organization would have to add another week to each month.
A donor intent lawsuit could be heading to Maryland’s highest court after the state Court of Special Appeals on Thursday reaffirmed a November 2012 Circuit Court ruling in favor of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
Give Miami Day generated $3.2 million for more than 400 area nonprofits in just 24 hours. The event, held from midnight to 11:59 p.m. this past Wednesday, drew 12,307 unique donations.
Even casual viewers of this year’s World Series – won by the Boston Red Sox – could probably tell you this much about the winning team: They have pretty robust beards. Now, for prices that so far have reached $5,400, fans can own trimmings from two of the players’ beards and at the same time help a national men’s health charity.
Niki Jagpal is research and policy director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). She is the co-author of “Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: Multi-Issue Advocacy and Organizing for Real Results.”
You are waking up to your morning fix of coffee and the news before you head into your office to wade your way through a pile of proposals. CNN is reporting on a broken economy, a broken justice system, stymied political process, people protesting and you turn the TV off because it reminds you of something you don’t want to think about.